In January this year police were investigating an arson attack
which destroyed Lindsay Curnow and Juliet Leigh's flower business,
The Mangawhai Heads business was torched seven days after being
defaced with homophobic graffiti. The pair had also had their homes
and car vandalised days earlier.
Now, both Leigh and Curnow are fleeing to Auckland after they
suffered a fresh attack, this week.
According to reports, somebody wrote "God hates dikes + qeers"
across the couple's fence in black paint.
"It's really creepy and it's frightening," Leigh, 64, told the New
Zealand Herald. "At night, when the security lights come on, we
always wake, and any little noise always wakes us - it's really
"We thought it might have gone away - that people had proved their
point after they burned down the shed - but obviously they're still
out there with a hatred towards us. We'd really only just gotten
over the first attack.
"This person, whoever it is, is a coward, a bigot and absolutely